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No, it is not recommended. The actual solution is the taking out and re-seating of the connection. Blowing air is something of a weird behavior. You risk blowing moisture onto the contacts and corroding them. This type of connection is very common. In PCs, most of the expansion cards are using the same type of connection. However, you'll almost never ...


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The Nintendo 64 (along with the GameCube and the Super Nintendo, who share a common AV connector) outputs signals in a format called "Composite Video." Composite is an old analog standard for video output. With the addition of something called a "RF Modulator" (also known as a "RF switch") these composite video signals can be received by televisions that ...


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Nintendo has two forms of revision numbers that they use for their cartridge games. The first one is the "-n" identifier on the end of the serial number which means that something physical about the cartridge has changed. In 99% of the cases this is an update to the label. Back in the mid-90's we saw a lot of "-1" games appear because common games that ...


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The pop you heard was a popping capacitor, while the smoke was probably the chips frying. The system is almost certainly not salvagable (and even if it were, it would take significantly more time/effort than it's worth). Sorry, but you'll have to buy a new N64. Be glad nothing else caught fire. While you're at it, throw out that adapter and buy a proper ...


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A simple google reveals many potential explanations, but it's a common problem with older North American N64s and darn near impossible to accurately diagnose without trying almost everything. The hardware is notoriously finicky, now quite old, and generally difficult to troubleshoot. Common explanations include overheating, dirt, and hardware failure. ...


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Checked solder points on back, two were broken. Re-flowed them and had to jump them to the next point on the trace. Game now works. Will upload photos when I get home The two broken points soldered back to the corresponding pin.


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I got the exact same problem. It's overheating, the base of the system suffocates when it's over any surface (except the anti thermal ones I guess) because there's no decent airflow. The solution is very simple and you don't need to tear it apart or buy a new one. I found that you just need to get it off the ground with the help of some supports. Try to ...


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It would appear that the Transfer Paks are compatible no matter which region the system is from. I'm gathering this information from this article (IGN) which states, "The Japanese Transfer Pak is completely compatible with US Nintendo 64 systems and games that support the unit."


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There appears to be a few forums and videos showing that this is possible. One video includes this one: It seems all you have to do is de-solder a 60Ω resistor that is found within the Rumble Pak, and solder the same resistor into a different location. An additional site that discusses this can be found here. Using the ...


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Seems that Nelson's answer is right. To further back up the fact that this was not actually a good idea, seems that Nintendo even warns about it. Found this label at the back of the Gamepack (how come I haven't noticed it before?):


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The following information doesn't seem to be easy to find so hopefully the following information can answer other questions. N64 game controllers and Rumble PAK's are not region specific. They all send and receive the same commands over the controller wire. Technically the N64 Mouse could be considered region specific because the only games that used it ...


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Does anyone know what exactly, nearly got that game pulled at all? Unfortunately, the actual issue will likely never be known, at least not any time soon. I will detail several technical reasons for this which I believe are objectively compelling enough to base my answer upon. The primary issue preventing the diagnosis of that glitch is a fundamental ...


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I had this same problem with my system, using several different expansion paks and AC adapters. I'd turn it on and it would last long enough for "Nintendo" to appear on the screen, then it would reset over and over. Sometimes it would give me false hope, waiting until I got to a menu screen before it would reset. After taking the consoles, expansion paks, ...


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First of all, NUS-006(01) is the part number of the N64 cartridge (please refer to Maru-chang's introduction page), so it won't help. You have to ask the seller (if possible) to provide the game serial (in NUS-NSMx-xxx format for Smash Bros) to check out the information on that cartridge. As for European cartridges, not all games support language-switching, ...


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Sorry it's an old post, but I'm sure other folks are curious. The main symptom of CIC failure is the console resets during play or stays on a black screen at boot. Even if this is true, usually it's a smaller problem of cleaning all of the PCB contacts. (Too many products and techniques to go into and doesn't address the OP's other questions.) A Logic ...


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You needed a 25 Pin Male to 25 Pin Female printer lead back in the day, but most PCs don't have that port anymore. Easiest way to go about it is dust off the old XP machine as the software won't run on the newer OS. Here's the Manual if anyone needs it, good luck finding the software if you don't already have it though http://www.mindspring.com/~glaciuscool/...


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We had this issue when trying to stream old consoles on Twitch because our capture card only works for HDMI. We found that this composite to HDMI upconverter from Amazon worked well (after trying out several that did not). It comes with all the cables that you need, though it requires power to convert from native composite output to HDMI, so you will need ...


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Coincidentally, I also have a 55" Vizio TV and a Nintendo 64, my favorite console of them all, in my room. For whatever reason, I was able to get my GameCube to work with the TV, but I never could get the N64 to. I just tried it again, and went through every setting I could find on the TV, but still nothing. There's no picture, but I can hear music for not ...


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You shouldn't need anything additional to power your N64 in Britain. I've found a few sources to back this up https://forums.the-elite.net/index.php?topic=19934.0 and https://forum.speeddemosarchive.com/post/running_ntsc_consoles_in_europe.html (you can find more by searching "EU N64 Power". Essentially, they are powered by an external PSU that converts ...


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I found this site while trying to get an image of the connector. I'm not sure if you are going to find someone who knows the direct pin-outs but I also recall that this device used a standard parallel cable to connect to a PC. I bought one of these GameSharks when it fist came out and I seem to recall that my families printer cable worked just fine with ...


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You can buy a USB N64 controller ($10 on ebay - link removed: see below). Edit: Don't buy them. I've bought many of these cheap N64 USB controllers, all from different sellers, and they're all crap. The analog always maps to the same controls as the D-pad, and isn't even true analog. I've had this even when the listing describes the controllers as having "...


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According to IGN: To teach your Pikachu Surf (a technique it can normally not learn), you need to first unlock the R-2 (Round 2) mode. Then do the following: Enter the R-2 Prime Cup's Master Ball division (you have to beat the first three divisions first). Assemble a team that contains a Pikachu that does not yet know Surf. You HAVE to use a ...


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As far as I know, the controllers are identical, I'm fairly sure the controllers themselves are not going to have any region-specific differences.


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I've your battery is replaced and fully charged then the issue is most likely that the circuit which feeds that ROM chip isn't getting sufficient power. I would look into replacing the capacitors on the board. Think there's only one or two.


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Get a PAL(European) console! The PAL console is specially designed for European Plugs and also support the PAL TV Format, it has many of the same games as it's US and Canadian counterpart.


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This guy apparently has found a solution: a bit in the PSU (that block you connect to the console) has some loose part in it: I have taken my N64 PSU out for inspection, the bit that connects to the console is very loose on mine, and I do suffer from the reset problem. I'm going to open it, and try the fix in this video to ...


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According to at least two of the users on this thread, it wasn't any of the things mentioned in skovacs1's post but, instead, a loose-fitting power supply connector. The solution that worked for them (photos included on the thread) was to jam folded up paper pieces of paper in under the power supply and then apply some tape at the top to ensure it made the ...


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It may be not the direct solution for your problem, but there is this company in japan with great products for video capture, one of them is the XCAPTURE-1 you can get almost any input, and send to almost any output (recording at the same time if you want to). It's the most recommended capture device on broadcasters community(that don't go inside a PC). ...


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